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Jul 12, 2017 - Toad River-Ft Watson and Alaska Hwy
Hi All, some of the photos are running together / most places i don't have internet and its hard to keep up with the days / when i shot the pictures and if they have already been sent..... we are having a great time. the history of building the Alaska Hwy is incredible ... We have a book " Milepost " and the markers on the side of the road tells a piece of history of the building of the Highway .....Jump to full entry
Jul 4, 2017 - Cache Creek, BC July 4th
Did a walk around the town of Cache Creek today. Lots of great history here. the start of the Alaska Hwy was started here in the Spring of 1942. Tens of thousand of men came here to work. The Statue behind the sign that points the way to Alaska is a reminder of the guys who lost their lives working on the hwy. The hwy was first a mud track and finally a paved highway. The Mural Project was so cool. the people/ doors / windows were all made out of plywood . Very well done and done by local artistJump to full entry
Jul 3, 2017 - O'Canada July 1st to July 3rd
On Saturday July 1st i drove all the way to Cache Creek, BC . I didn't take any pictures , but what i could see from the drivers chair the scenic road was beautiful. i did go around lots of mountains and hills and what a challenge it was in a 40ft motorhome. On Sunday Howard did all the driving to Prince George and i took photos from the passengers chair. Again Canada is beautiful, we had some on and off rain and just couldn't stop. So all of these photos were the best i could do. Enjoy, MarionJump to full entry
Jun 17, 2017 - Summer of Love -1
I hope you enjoy these pictures from the "Summer of Love " . Exhibit is in San Fran at the De Young Museum till August 11th. As i walked thru the exhibit, i was shocked of how much i remember from the late 60"s. Then i remember when my sister painted a couple of big Flowers on our bedroom Closet Doors. Those were the days my friends.Jump to full entry
May 31, 2017 - Bodie State Historic Park, Bridgeport,CA
Bodie State Historic Park The park in a Calif. Gold Mining Ghost Town. We walked down the deserted streets. At one time the town had 10,000 people living here. Interiors remain in most of the buildings. This park is 13 miles off of Hwy 270 in Bridgeport, CA ( about 35 miles north of Bishop,CA ) 10 miles are paved and the last 3 miles is on a Dirt Rd. The elevation is 8,375. The cost was $7.00 per person......worth every penny.Jump to full entry
May 10, 2017 - Back to the Lake!
I am sitting here at my desk with the most beautiful view of a sunny day on the lake! One of my all-time favorite views I might add. Perhaps only exceeded by my favorite view of a glacial river side site in Alaska. I am not going to mention the name of this lake in Texas. It is already so popular that sometimes it is almost impossible to reserve a site, and so you will just have to explore the Texas lakes on your own to find it. That’s how we did it, just going to as many COE lakes as we could until we found this one. So Rick is happy...Jump to full entry
May 2, 2017 - On The Road Again! Or Not!
This has certainly been an interesting couple of weeks to say the very least! Originally we were scheduled to leave Phoenix on April 14th. In light of the events of that day I would have sworn that it was Friday the 13! We got away from our RV park, and home for the last several months, at the time we planned on heading to the tire store where we had an appointment for two new tires on the rig. Mission accomplished we then headed to I-17 to head north. In about 20 minutes or so we felt the first shudder through the truck. The higher we...Jump to full entry
Apr 26, 2017 - The New Motorhome
Hi All, So, the last couple of months we took 2 small trips. Went to the FMCA Rally in Chandler and our Holiday Rambler Western International Rally in Mesa. Didn't take any photos. While in Mesa at the HR/WIR, we saw a nice Motorhome. We went aboard and loved the extra space it had in the living area and bathroom.....We talked about it and we made a great deal with the folks who were selling it and bought it.... It a Holiday Rambler 2008 Ambassador, has 4 slides, large refrigerator & oven( last coach had no oven ). This HR has so much more...Jump to full entry
Apr 11, 2017 - Countdown!
Well, we are in countdown mode now. We leave Phoenix in less than 48 hours and we are busy getting things ready to leave. As I type this Rick is outside washing the rig. The roof must have been very dirty because he has spent a lot of time up there scrubbing and rinsing! Of course all that dirty water comes down the sides so now he has to scrub all the walls, rinse, repeat, rinse. Then wash the windows too! I don’t know if he will be able to finish all of it today. If the windows were closer to the ground I would do them but I don’t do...Jump to full entry
Apr 6, 2017 - More From Phoenix!
OK, we have had some interesting things going on the last week or two. Well, at least they are interesting to us, maybe you all will say “why is this blog worthy?” I suppose like most people anything that we do to us seems important. Especially when it concerns our family and especially Elly, our granddaughter! We’ll start with Elly first. We have probably seen more of her this past week since we have been taking her to or picking her up from her life guard training class. At sixteen she can work as a life guard for the city pool but first...Jump to full entry
Mar 12, 2017 - Good News!
Good news! I passed! What did I pass you might ask? I passed out of PT! Last Thursday, the 2nd, was my last PT session and I was able to bend my knee to 121.5 degrees! 120 degrees is the number the therapist and orthopedists want to see so anything over that is gravy! Never been so glad to reach a goal as this one! My knee feels great and now I am looking forward to having the right one done next winter. If it didn’t get so beastly hot here in the summer I’d do it now but 120 degrees are coming soon and I’m not talking degrees of knee...Jump to full entry
Feb 27, 2017 - Phoenix
I spent most of March in Northern Phoenix, near Glendale AZ. The Phoenix area is a NEW city, so traffic, roads and businesses are well planed out and accessible. Temps in Jan-Feb are cooler than Yuma, but perfect in March. The reason I came to Phoenix; I needed a lower back procedure called a Laminectomy. After 1 1/2 years of sporadic sciatic nerve pain in right hip, leg & foot, I was diagnosed with Spinal Stenosis. After several attempts of Physical Therapy and a couple of Epidural Steroid Injections, the procedure was recommended by my...Jump to full entry